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AI Companies Are Massively Faking the Loophole in the Turing Test


Illustration shows a robot as AI performing various functions on the inner workings of a phone.

Claims that some algorithm has achieved human levels of understanding should be met with extreme skepticism until it can be shown that humans were not involved.

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Alan Turing's famous Turing Test has a loophole: What if the thing purporting to be artificial intelligence (AI) is actually a human? That premise is not far-fetched; there's always a chance that an AI, such as a chatbot, is being run or assisted by a human.

As a consequence, the Turing Test should be further strengthened by presuming a chatbot is human until proven otherwise.

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